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Cycling Sports Group ends collaboration with Denk Engineering; Denk aligns with Specialized

Published December 17, 2014

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group said Wednesday that it will end its collaboration with the German design company Denk Engineering GmbH. Soon after, Specialized announced that it would begin working with Denk.

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Denk and CSG had collaborated for about six years. Prior to that, Denk worked with Scott Sports for several years. Peter Denk said the company will be moving away from project work to focus on consulting in the composite industry.

"I'd like to thank Denk Engineering for all of their contributions to the Cannondale and GT brands, and wish Peter (Denk) and his team the best for the future," said Peter Woods, the president and CEO of Dorel Sports, the parent of CSG.

"In the past few years, we have made significant investments to enhance our product innovation capabilities through developing and expanding our internal R&D talent. This has positioned us to stay one step ahead by driving breakthrough and transformative products for the Cannondale and GT brands."

"It has been an honor to work with Cycling Sports Group and we would like to thank them for all the great projects we have done together," Denk said in the release from CSG.

In a statement released by Specialized, Denk said he "couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Specialized."

“There’s an outstanding passion that is evident in everyone on the Specialized team and a fierce drive to always improve the experience of riders. It really is an engineering paradise with the ability to make the future come true.”

Denk Engineering is a five-man team based in Freiburg, Germany. Denk’s work in bicycle development started in 1991 and includes a long list of industry influencing developments, particularly in composites and suspension. 

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